The "atmosphere" was perfect as always, also the weather was very good for the dogs (and for the people), the food was delicious, the trail was nice, the description of the trail was perfect, so that we used the map only to estimate the distance and time between check points. For the 1st time in Slovenia there were 2 “live” check points, 2nd was "hidden", the 1st was announced.
Kala could once again put on her smaller harness due to finally loosing some weight. But the harness will have to be upgraded with 2 bands on her fore-chest to stabilise it on her body. But she will have to loose some more weight, because she could not pull the whole distance, because her body could not cool down fast enough. After cooling in the stream near the finish line, she started to pull again. The problem was that she put all her atoms into the work at the beginning, where she dragged Stane behind her until they caught Heidi and Barbara. After this point the dragging became pulling. But if she would have few kg less, she would not have any problems. But she is on a good way of getting perfect, healthy body.
We did not get lost even for an inch. We always read just 1 sentence more and were focused just on the next thing, just like co-competitors (Vesna Hrovat with Rina and Elizabeta Zupanič with Alfa) said. The idea works very well.
Kala competed with Stane, Heidi with Barbara, Pretty went along to cheer up. We all walked the longer trail. Stane and Kala were 8th among men, 2nd among men walkers and got 10 points in the cup, Barbara and Heidi were 2nd among women, 1st among women walkers and got 17 points in the cup.
More photos: here, here, here, here, here and here.